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Michael A. Shiner

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Chair, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Department

Member, Tucker Arensberg Board of Directors

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Awards & Achievements

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Experienced attorney who focuses on providing cost-effective problem solving across a broad range of practice areas including bankruptcy, litigation, finance, and real estate.

Mike has experience in all aspects of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He has been involved in bankruptcy cases, large and small, throughout the United States.

Mike represents major insurers in coverage disputes in both federal and state courts. Mike also counsels business clients in connection with all aspects of financial and real estate transactions, as well as providing general representation, especially to distressed companies, including health care providers such as Aliquippa Community Hospital.

Representative Experience

Bankruptcy cases:

  • Retailer Forman Enterprises, Inc.
  • Hospital chain AHERF
  • Metals related companies RG Steel, National Steel and LTV Steel Corporation
  • Mass tort bankruptcies of Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, Mid-Valley, Inc., W.R. Grace, Federal Mogul, Flintkote Company, Chemtura Corporation and others
  • Commonwealth Packaging Company v. PNC Bank, National Association, 280 B.R. 609 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2002)
  • Northern Apparels, Inc. v. PNC Bank, National Association, 271 B.R. 483 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2002)
  • PNC Bank, National Association v. Buzzelli, 246 B.R. 75 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2000)

Presentations & Publications

  • Tri-State Bankruptcy Symposium, Speaker

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD),
  • Recipient of the Law Alumni Scholarship
  • Lead Articles Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
University of Pittsburgh (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate

Industries

  • Finance

Departments

  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2005-2007
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent"

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Council, Member
  • Attorney Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) Implementation Committee, Member
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Strategic Planning Committee, Member

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD, magna cum laude, order of the coif)
  • Recipient of the Law Alumni Scholarship
  • Lead Articles Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
University of Pittsburgh (BA, magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate

Industries

  • Finance

Departments

  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2005-2007
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent"

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Council, Member
  • Attorney Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) Implementation Committee, Member
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Strategic Planning Committee, Member

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